Mechelle Voepel Archive

  • Voepel: Adrian leads Cal swimming

    Nathan Adrian's experience at the Beijing Olympics has paid off for the senior swimmer and for Cal.

    Feb 7 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Sooners vaulting into national title race

    In the 29 years of the NCAA women's gymnastics championships, only four schools have won the title: Utah, Alabama, Georgia and UCLA. Oklahoma made a good run at joining that group in 2010, finishing second to the Bruins.

    Feb 4 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Depth, Stricklen steer Tennessee past Arkansas

    Tennessee beat Arkanasas on Sunday to improve to 9-0 in the SEC. And with a week before their next game, what better time to assess the Lady Vols?

    Jan 31 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Iowa ruins Penn State's moment

    In a sport that's known for dynastic programs, this season is standing out for how many teams seem to have a shot at the championship. If you're an Iowa fan, you may feel order was restored -- at least to some degree -- with the No. 8 Hawkeyes' convincing victory Sunday over No. 1 Penn State.

    Jan 31 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Pairs figure skater John Coughlin uses tragedy in performance

    Pairs figure skater John Coughlin has already survived the worst storm of his life and found a way to use that tragedy in his discipline.

    Jan 28 8:03 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Penn State's great expectations

    Cael Sanderson became a household name for compiling a perfect record at Iowa State. Now, the former Cyclones coach is hoping to find the same success at Penn State.

    Jan 28 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: At 20-0, Duke seems underestimated

    Duke is off to a 20-0 start. But for continued success, the Blue Devils' seniors know their freshmen teammates must continue to make an impact.

    Jan 28 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Duke freshmen off to fine start

    Duke is off to a 20-0 start. But for continued success, the Blue Devils' seniors know their freshmen teammates must continue to make an impact.

    Jan 26 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Departed UConn freshman to transfer to Kentucky

    Who knows exactly why Samarie Walker left UConn? But sometimes, when these huge decisions are made by teenagers, it's no surprise they don't always end up working out.

    Jan 24 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Bulldogs' day

    Yale has never won an NCAA title in hockey, but the Bulldogs are sitting pretty in the top spot in the rankings. Is a trip to the Frozen Four in the Ivy power's cards?

    Jan 24 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • UCLA just no match for Stanford

    Jan 21 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Departed UConn freshman's happiness is what matters

    There is a lot to debate now that Samarie Walker has left UConn. But for now, here's to hoping the freshman finds a place that feels right and allows her continued growth and happiness.

    Jan 21 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Aggies and Tigers are familiar foes

    Pat Henry was a legend at LSU before taking over the Texas A&M track and field program. Now his team faces a familiar foe in coach Dennis Shaver and the Tigers.

    Jan 21 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Kansas can't keep up with Baylor

    With Brittney Griner inside and Odyssey Sims out, Baylor's defense was too much for Kansas to overcome, as the No. 1 Lady Bears cruised to a 76-37 victory.

    Jan 19 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Texas Tech on the right track in '11

    As the Big 12 has grown and the other teams in the Lone Star State have gotten better, it has become tougher and tougher to be successful in Texas. But Texas Tech seems to be on the right end of the turnaround.

    Jan 19 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: OK State ends Iowa's winning streak

    Oklahoma State held Iowa to a draw on Sunday, ending the Hawkeyes' winning streak. But there wasn't much reason for celebration on either side.

    Jan 17 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Iowa-Oklahoma State wrestling preview

    Jan 14 10:25 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Horns hooked on winning

    Texas coach Eddie Reese has won 10 NCAA championships, spanning four decades. With talented athletes like Austin Surhoff, the Horns seem poised to add to that tally.

    Jan 14 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Former Longhorn Harris up for GMA position

    Fran Harris, the former Texas standout who was part of the WNBA's first championship team, could end up advising people through the biggest forum she has ever had.

    Jan 14 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Printy feels right at home at Iowa

    Moving through the Big Ten season will be a grind for everyone. But fueled by her nearby family and a longtime love for her team, Jaime Printy has the Hawkeyes pointed in the right direction.

    Jan 12 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Cornell's Kyle Dake

    Jan 10 1:24 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Voepel: Best of both words

    A first-class education and a national caliber wrestling program? Cornell coach Rob Koll is proving it can be done -- by bringing a different perspective to the sport.

    Jan 10 | By Mechelle Voepel

  • Iowa tops Ohio St. in muddled Big Ten

    Jan 8 | By Mechelle Voepel